[oe] Downgrading the kernel

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Mar 29 19:50:38 UTC 2010

Dear Izak,

Am Montag, den 29.03.2010, 11:04 +0200 schrieb Izak Burger:
> First post for me on this list, so I appologise if this is documented elsewhere.



> Without getting into the specifics and the ethics of clones, or the
> specifics of how I downgraded to bootloader and unbricked it, my goals
> are to work around enough of this so I can get on with the task at
> hand, and for this I need to downgrade the kernel from 2.6.18 to
> 2.6.12, in order for the older binary-only kernel modules to work with
> it (the older modules don't check the bootloader).
> So far I haven't been able to figure out exactly what needs changing
> to select the kernel version, and I'm also unsure what other packages
> might be affected. Alternatively, I could also just stick with 1.5,
> which seems to have the 2.6.12 kernel from a cursory glance. Any
> advice will be much appreciated.

You can use `PREFERRED_VERSION_RecipeName` in your local.conf as far as
I know. So look for »PREFERRED_VERSION« and also »DEFAULT_PREFERENCE«.


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